Sustainable Development Goal 7. Affordable and clean energy
Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7 or Global Goal 7) is one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. It aims to "Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Access to energy is a extremely important for the wellbeing of the people as well as economic development and poverty reduction.
Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 2) is about „ Affordable and clean energy”
Lack of access to energy supplies and transformation systems is a constraint to human and economic development. The environment provides a series of renewable and non-renewable energy sources i.e. solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, biofuels, natural gas, coal, petroleum, uranium.
Increased use of fossil fuels without actions to mitigate greenhouse gases will have global climate change implications. Energy efficiency and increase use of renewables contribute to climate change mitigation and disaster risk reduction. Maintaining and protecting ecosystems allow using and further developing hydropower sources of electricity and bioenergy.
Renewable and green energy are focused on the source (fuel) that generates the energy. Clean energy is focused on the result of the energy generation.
Renewable Energy = Regenerative Sources
Green Energy = Natural Sources
Clean Energy = Clean Air
- United Nations (2015) Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (A/RES/70/1), https://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/70/1&Lang=E
- A Conversation About Clean Energy (2021), https://www.trccompanies.com/insights/a-conversation-about-clean-energy/
- United Nations (2017) Resolution adopted by United Nations (2017) Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (A/RES/71/313, https://undocs.org/Home/Mobile?FinalSymbol=A%2FRES%2F71%2F313&Language=E&DeviceType=Mobile&LangRequested=False
- United Nations (2018). “Achieving targets on energy helps meet other Global Goals, UN forum told”. United Nations Sustainable Development. Retrieved 26 August 2020, https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2018/07/achieving-targets-on-energy-helps-meet-other-global-goals-un-forum-told-2/
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